Bored With Your Workout? HIIT May be the Answer

Is your workout routine getting boring? Are you no longer seeing results? HIIT may be answer! HIIT, which stands for “High-Intensity Interval Training”, is a method of exercise which involves short bursts of intense activity followed by periods of light movement or rest. Why You Should Give HIIT a Try HIIT is a boredom-buster. Quick, [...]

By | November 17th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Bored With Your Workout? HIIT May be the Answer

How to Make Dietitian-Approved Smoothies

Smoothies are delicious (and of course photogenic) but are they healthy? That depends. Be extra careful about smoothies you buy from a juice bar, cafe or restaurant.  They may be adding juice or other ingredients that will leave you with a lot more sugar & calories than you want. For example, a Kale Kolada smoothie has 465 [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on How to Make Dietitian-Approved Smoothies

Yoga 101: The Complete Guide for Beginner Yogis

Yoga has become more popular with each passing year, and for good reason! Routine yoga practice has numerous benefits, including increased flexibility and peace of mind. Unfortunately, those new to exercise are often intimidated by yoga. Perhaps they’re picturing Instagram models contorted into pretzels or they’re simply confused by the various types of yoga– Bikram, [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Yoga 101: The Complete Guide for Beginner Yogis

Pilates 101: What it is and Why You Should Give it a Try

Better posture, improved flexibility, decreased back pain – these are just a few benefits of regular Pilates training. The Pilates method, which focuses on slow, controlled movements to strengthen and stabilize the core (back and abdominal) muscles, was invented by German-born Joseph Pilates in 1912. Joseph, a sickly child, used physical fitness and sheer determination to [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Pilates 101: What it is and Why You Should Give it a Try

Top 5 Nutrients for Staying Healthy this Season

Symptoms of the common cold can last up to two weeks. Who has time for that?! No one does! Fortunately, there are ways to keep your immune system in tip-top shape, and reduce the likelihood of illness getting you down. Below are the top five nutrients to include in your diet to stay healthy this [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Top 5 Nutrients for Staying Healthy this Season

Spices for Good Health

It’s no secret that adding plant-based meals to your diet is important for good health. But, did you know that adding spices to your meals can be equally as important? Spices come from the seeds, roots, bark, or other parts of a plant. This means, they can carry similar health benefits to fruits, vegetables, and [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Spices for Good Health

The Amazing Chia Seed

How much nutrition can fit in a teeny tiny Chia Seed? A LOT! This modern-day superfood has ancient roots. It grows natively in South America, where the Aztecs and Mayans traditionally relied on them as an important part of their diets. Let’s look at the important nutritional qualities of the Chia seed, and how you [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on The Amazing Chia Seed

4 Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Setting goals is a crucial part of getting (and staying) fit. Whether your goal is to walk to the mailbox or run a marathon, the importance of good goal-setting should not be overlooked. Here are some simple tips to help you set and achieve your fitness goals: #1 Set a SMART Goal – This may [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Fitness, VHP Voice|Comments Off on 4 Simple Steps to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

Nourish Your Skin with Healthy Fats

An avocado a day keeps the dermatologist away! Okay… maybe not exactly. But your best skin ever may be just a few delicious dietary changes away. Often when it comes to skin care, we are most concerned about what we are putting on our bodies: creams, serums, foundations, etc. But what we put in our [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Nutrition, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Nourish Your Skin with Healthy Fats

Eat Your Way to Good Sleep

  Did you know that what you eat can affect how you sleep? Surprising, I know! But as it does with so many other areas of health, our nutritional choices can impact our sleep as well. Good quality sleep is important for many areas of health, including memory and focus, physical performance, emotional health, and [...]

By | October 12th, 2017|Lifestyle, VHP Voice|Comments Off on Eat Your Way to Good Sleep